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At IFA 2013 in Berlin, Samsung unveiled its latest wearable gadget, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, plus two updated devices, the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch seemed to puzzle onlookers — starting with its price tag of $299. Some say it appears to be an accessory to Samsung's smartphone and tablet rather than a device that works on its own. Plus, its design has been judged to be unflattering. ZDNet's Rachel King theorizes that it was rushed to market to beat Apple's rumored iWatch.
The most noticable thing about the Galaxy Note 3 is its size - measuring at 5.7 inches long. Samsung has improves its multitasking ability and also makes its S pen more powerful. Read CNET's review.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is said to be the most powerful notebook ever made. It features an eight-core processor along with 3GB of memory. Like the Note 3, the tablet includes new multitasking features and new uses for the S Pen stylus.
Does size really matter?
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch also includes a 1.9-megapixel built-in camera with an auto-focus lens. It can record 720p videos for up to 10 seconds. Is that guy trying to punch me or take my picture?